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In 1941, bombs drop from the night skies of London, demolishing the apartment Nick Freestone lives in with his mother. Deciding the situation in England is too unstable, Nick's mother sends him to live with his father in Burma, hoping he will be safer living on the family's teak plantation.
But as soon as Nick arrives, trouble erupts in the remote Burmese elephant village. Japanese soldiers invade, and Nick's father is taken prisoner. Nick is left stranded on the plantation, forced to work as a servant to the new rulers. As life in the village grows more dangerous for Nick and his young friend, Mya, they plan their daring escape. Setting off on elephant back, they will risk their lives to save Nick's father and Mya's brother from a Japanese POW camp.
In this thrilling journey through the jungles of Burma, Roland Smith explores the far-reaching effects of World War II, while introducing readers to the fascinating world of wild timber elephants and their mahouts.
After Nick's British father's plantation in Burma is invaded by the Japanese in 1941, and his father and others are taken prisoner, Nick and his friend Mya plan a daring escape on elephants, risking their lives to save Nick's father and Mya's brother from the prisoner of war camp.
Number of Pages: 318
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Disney Pr
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Roland Smith
Street Date: June 30, 2009
Item Number (DPCI): 248-08-0733
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